The ACLU of Missouri works to ensure equal access to comprehensive, quality, affordable and confidential reproductive health care and where personal decisions about sexual activity and child-bearing are informed and respected.
When politics restricts access to abortion, the harm falls hardest on low-income women, women of color, and young women – the people who are the most vulnerable.
In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that unnecessary regulations, such as admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center requirements for abortion providers, only fulfill one agenda — to keep women from accessing abortions.
The constitutional right to choose safe, legal abortion cannot exist merely as an ideal established nearly 44 years ago in Roe v. Wade. It must continue to be an accessible service to any person, no matter their zip code or state.
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